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of Baja California

Only 5% of the total area of the Sea of Cortez is protected

36 species of marine mammals

890 species of fish

4,500 species of marine invertebrates

181 species of sea-birds

40% of the world's  marine mammals are found in Mexico with 25% of them found in the rich waters of the Sea of Cortes, from the largest;


Gray Whale  (Eschirchtius robustus)

Blue Whale  (Balaenoptera musculus)

Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus)

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)

Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acurostrata)

Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus)

Bryde's Whale (Balaenoptera brydei)

Short-finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus)

False Killer Whale (Pseudorca crassidens)

Pigmy Sperm Whale (Kogia breviceps & Kogia sima)

Sei Whale (Balaenoptera borealis)

Vaquita (Phocoena sinos)


Elefante Marino (Miroonga autustirostris)

Foca comun (Phoca vitulina)

Lobo marino (Zalophus californianus)


Bairds Beaked Whale  (Berardius bairdii)

Longman Beaked Whale (Indopacetus pacificus)

Blainville Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon densirostris)

Mesoplodon Pigmeo (Mesoplodon peruvianus)

Mesoplodonte spA 

Cuvier Beaked Whale (Ziphius cavirostris)


Short-beaked Common Dolphin  (Delphinus delphis)

Long-beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus Capensis)

Pacific white-sided Dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalben)

Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)

Risso's Dolphin (Grampus griseus)

White backed Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)

Delfin Moteado (Stenella attenuata)

Rough-toothed Dolphin (Steno bredanensis)

Delfin Tornillo (Stenella longirostris)

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